Mobile Beat Staff Writer


This is the general editors account for Mobile Beat Magazine and Website. Who reads Mobile Beat online and in print and attends Mobile Beat events? DJs, VJs and KJs to start with, especially those who own and operate mobile entertainment services. They provide music, video, lighting and a myriad other entertainment choices for corporate events, wedding receptions, dances and innumerable other gatherings.




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Wedding Wire’s Sonny Ganguly

May 10, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
Mobile Beat president and publisher Ryan Burger met with Sonny Ganguly, another featured presenter for the Mobile Beat Las Vegas event, happening in March. Here is some of their conversation, about his company, Wedding Wire, social media and marketing in general, and some specifics on his MBLV21 keynote.
Ryan Burger: Sonny, tell us a little bit about yourself, how you joined Wedding Wire and your history before that.
Sonny Ganguly: Yep. So we’ve been doing Wedding Wire now for 10 years; we’ve hit thatread more]
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Celebrate Life by Marcello Pedalino

January 26, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
If your body were a car, energy would be the fuel. We all know how well a car performs when it has a full tank and is properly maintained. Your body is the same. Hopefully by now, you’ve come to appreciate that sleep, diet, and exercise are key sources of energy and should be non- […]
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Mastering Mitzvahs by Howard Wallach

January 24, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
T here is a big, lucrative market for your services out there—and many of you are under represented in the action. Curious, overwhelmed, unsure about “the hows” to providing your services to Mitzvah Parties in a way that ignites the word of mouth network within your reach? Well, Mazel Tov (congratulations/good luck)... Welcome to the party! The energy and excitement at these events, and the opportunities for scale are real. The good news: You don’t have to be Jewish! You do need to appreciate the context these events have for the families planning them. These celebrations are a pinnacle of Jewish life. Bar/bat mitzvah (Son/daughter of the command- ment) commemorates this religious and spiritual rite of passage connecting one generation to another. The event date is often chosen based on their birth... [read more]
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The Long and Winding Road by Mad Joe Martin

January 22, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
If we put a group of 100 disc jockeys in a room together, odds of them all having the same opinion on a topic would be slim at best. With that said, I think it’s a safe bet that most would agree on what it takes to run a successful mobile entertainment company. Many would agree that a lot of hard work mixed with extreme dedication and a little luck thrown in will improve the odds of running a successful DJ business. I’ll take it a step further and submit “hard work,” “dedica- tion,” and “a little luck” will improve your odds of succeeding in preparing for many things you will face in your lifetime. Surely you would not get in your car a... [read more]
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Passionate Pro by Bryan Foley

January 20, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
What drives people, the very successful people in the public eye? What made Cal Ripken play 2,632 games over 16 years without taking a day off? What drove Steve Jobs to bring his vision of a phone with only one button to life? Passion. What is your passion? To many it is the drive, ambition or love of what you do and who you serve. Providing you with a special view of the world that others often can not see. What is your true passion? What makes you excited about what you are doing? Passion is the difference between those who push through difficult times and those who do not. How can you maximize your passion’s impact on your business, life and r... [read more]
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Toast Health! by Tom Haibeck

January 19, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
M obile Entertainers face some unique occupational hazards in doing their jobs. From the physical demands of loading in sound equipment and being “on” all night to the mental challenges of dealing with drunken buffoons and crazed Bridezillas, it’s a tough gig. But perhaps the biggest risk of all is the stress that accrues through the nature of the work itself. Think about this: In order to do your job, you have to combine the skill sets of two of the most stressful career cat- egories on the planet: Special Event Coordinator (ranked at #5 on the “CareerCast.com List of Most Stressful Jobs”) and “Public Speaker” (ranked as the greatest ... [read more]
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Mixing, Remixing & More by Brad Feingold

January 18, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
DJ controllers: No matter what type you use, they’ve become the norm for the majority of DJs. Maybe not for vinyl DJs, but certainly for the wedding DJs and many others, the controller has become something that this industry can’t live without. But the question is, what do you really get? There are hundreds of different controllers to choose from, and new ones come out almost every month. So you have to choose between Pioneer, Numark and even American DJ, just to name a few. And when it comes down to choosing, the bells and whistles can make all the difference. Looking to another brand—one that’s not as well known to a lot of DJ—one controll... [read more]
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Turning the Key on Quality Uplighting

September 13, 2016 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
I'd like to shed some LIGHT on this cool new fixture called the MobilePar Hex 4 made by ColorKey Creative Lighting. It’s the next generation of battery-powered, wireless DMX LED PAR lighting.173-32-33 The MobilePar HEX 4 is a compact fixture. The chassis comes in white and black with four impressively vibrant 12-watt RGBAW+UV LEDs—that's red, green, blue, amber, white, and ultraviolet under each lens. The other palette of colors that this fixture can easily produce are clean ambers, yellows, whites, deep purples—even pastels are possible. The angle on the beam is 30°, which offers a nice wash where the beam sticks to the wall and is seen on the ceiling. T... [read more]
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A Flagship Sails In

September 11, 2016 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
Denon has made its come back with bang, offering a true flagship model controller. The MCX8000 is a stand-alone, Serato DJ controller. Yeah that sounds a little confusing. Is it one or the other? Well it’s actually both—the MCX8000 really is a two-headed monster.173-26-27 It offers a true stand-alone experience using Denon’s Engine software, it can be used with a computer using the latest version of Serato DJ, or it can be used in combina- tion with both. It features a fully loaded four-channel digital mixer that also has analog line inputs on each channel. It features solid metal construction and... [read more]
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Shut Up Already! by Jim Cerone

August 23, 2016 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
Y ou hear your own voice differently than other people do. You also miss the context added by your facial expressions, gestures and body language. Every weekend, every word you say gets fed through a microphone and amplified through loudspeakers into the ears of a crowd in a big room. Are you saying anything worth hearing? To find out, you MUST record yourself.172-0607 Hook a digital recorder up to your mixer, use an app on your phone or put a camera on a tripod and record all of your announcements. In radio, we call these “air checks.” A few days after your event, review your air check. Play it all the way through once and just listen. The hard part h... [read more]